Taking student entrepreneurship to the next level

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FREE Entrepreneurship Program for Trent and Fleming Students!

Are you an aspiring or current entrepreneur?
Do you have an innovative business idea you want to validate and explore?

Apply for FastStart, a FREE student entrepreneurship program designed to enhance your skills and help you take your products and services to market quickly and successfully.

What is included in the FastStart program?

As a FastStart client, you will receive free access to:

Unique student entrepreneurship workshops and programming
Networking events
Pitch contests

…And much more!

New to Entrepreneurship?
We’ve got you covered.

International Students

International students who are studying at Trent University or Fleming College are now eligible to apply for the Innovation Cluster’s STARTup Visa Program Canada!

The program provides mentorship and programming to immigrant entrepreneurs with innovative startups, so they may successfully relocate to Peterborough and the Kawarthas to grow sustainable businesses, create jobs, and become an active contributor in our community.

Reach out early to determine if this may be the right fit for your startup journey, as the application and intake process only happens 3 times each year.

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Take advantage
of amazing perks!



FastStart is proud to be a Learning Programs Partner of Shopify, the world’s leading e-commerce platform provider. Student entrepreneurs participating in FastStart’s programming are provided with one full year of access to build a Shopify online store of their own. This provides ample time to build, test and market the site and start generating revenue before any membership fees become applicable.


SAVE 20%!

FastStart has collaborated with OWNR to support student success with amazing discounts on the traditional fees of business registration and incorporation. OWNR simplifies the registration process, provides free client support and our students receive a discount of 20% on their service fee. Student entrepreneurs who register or incorporate with OWNR will also receive $89-$300 cash back if they open an RBC Business Savings account during the registration process with OWNR.




Programs Director & Senior Innovation Specialist

Camila is an experienced entrepreneur and career coach. She uses her wealth of knowledge and expertise to help entrepreneurs prepare for business success.

Have a question?

Tel: (705) 536-1101

Pitch IT!

Student Entrepreneurial Competition

Pitch IT! is a student entrepreneurial competition providing the chance to pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of investors for the chance to win the title of Best Pitch, a BIG cash prize, and business exposure.

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